Discarded and Remastered Footwear Collection by Helen Kirkum

Having recently graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Menswear, designer Helen Kirkum has unleashed her incredibly inspiring, “Discarded & Remastered” footwear collection.

What’s really quite poetic about this collection, is that it’s a result of Helen wanting to learn more about the intricacies and development processes of products that she’s creating –

“I wanted to see exactly how they were made, so it took me five hours to break down each shoe. I didn’t rip or tear, instead I melted glue and unpicked stitching; I wanted to value the initial components.”

Essentially Helen’s collection is a modern day version of an early 00’s Kanye album; a sampling of classics, rearranged masterfully to create something different yet familiar at the same time.

“My designs are an attempt to make a bridge between conceptual and commercial footwear – it is born from commerciality, yet it reacts to it.”

You can see more of Helen’s “Discarded & Remastered” collection, below.
 

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Mr. Bailey

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  • Philippe Holthuizen - 2 years ago

    Really loving things, great find!